The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is to host the 2018 conference of African stock exchanges, the Association of African Stock Exchanges, following its winning of the hosting right, the NSE said in a statement released Thursday 26 April and made available to business a.m.
It would be the second time the NSE would be hosting the event in nine years, having also won the right to host the event in 2009, which it did satisfactorily in Abuja Nigeria’s capital city.
For this year’s hosting, the NSE has penciled down Lagos, the country’s business and financial capital and it said that it would take place from 25 to 27 November at Oriental Hotel.
According to the NSE, the annual conference is ASEA’s flagship event and Africa’s foremost capital markets. The theme of this year’s conference is“CHAMPIONS ON THE RISE: AFRICA’S ASCENSION TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE”, and it will hold with a robust agenda and an impressive array of thought leaders as speakers, the NSE stated.
It noted that the two-day conference will feature keynote addresses and presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions on burning issues around Africa’s global competitiveness, emerging technologies and inclusive growth, within the broader perspectives of sustainability. It will also provide a platform for networking and business opportunities.
Oscar N. Onyema, the chief executive officer of the NSE, who is also the president of ASEA,said: “TheASEA conference will continue to be a major platform of cooperation for the African business community. The conference will provide a great opportunity for investors, policy makers, Government, leaders of African exchanges, media and other market stakeholders to network, share valuable experiences, as well as discuss the future development of financial markets in Africa, with the goal of mapping a route to a sustainable future for the African economy.
“About 1,000 delegates are expected at the event which is considered one of the most important financial conferences of the continent due to its attraction to eminent thought leaders, important decision makers and investors interested in the African market.
“We will leverage the opportunity to reinforce the position of The Nigerian Stock Exchange as a sophisticated course, energize the Nigerian capital market eco-system, and showcase Nigeria as an attractive tourism destination amongst others,” Onyema added.
It will also be recalled that NSE successfully hosted the 5th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) seminar from 28 to 29 April, 2016. It was the first time the capacity building seminar will be hosted outside of South Africa.